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Report published: Improving Health Inequality Data in the NCAPOP
Published: 10 Nov 2023
The Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) has published a report Improving Health Inequality Data in the NCAPOP.
This report is the result of a project to identify and explore the barriers to health inequality data being routinely reported within the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcome Programme (NCAPOP), which is commissioned by HQIP on behalf of NHS England and the Welsh Government. This is a matter of critical importance since health inequalities are known to cause unjust and preventable differences in health outcomes. Research has shown that the implementation of a wide-ranging and diverse strategy to tackle these disparities can yield far-reaching outcomes on an individual and population health level. As such, reliable and accurate data is essential to further understand inequalities in health and adapt health services to address the needs of underserved communities.